Marian Stere

RO-DLC = Romania. The Digital Library of Chess

Our member Marian Stere has meanwhile finalized his work on the RO-DLC = Romania. The Digital Library of Chess, 1st version. It is considered as the first project which presents the digitized version of almost all chess publications of a nation.

The "Library" contains nearly all chess magazines printed in Romania until the 1990s, many books (mainly till the 1960s) as well as many tournament bulletins and statutes, several literature titles. Many items are hard to find as originals nowadays.

More than 30,000 pages have been scanned to realize this compilation, most with a resolution of 300 dpi and in full color, in accordance with the originals. All files are in PDF format and can be searched for specific data.

We link a detailed list of the digitized items as Excel file, ro-dlc_v1.0.xls
as well as a sample file 1910_dufresne_sample.

The price for this Library on 3 DVDs (10-11 GB) is 99 € (including all additional costs).
In view of the huge work M. Stere has invested, the price seems reasonable.
The amount received from the sales will contribute to a site for the History of Romanian Chess.